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[audio]Childhood Matters: Honoring Mother on Mother’s Day - May 11, 2003 - Childhood Matters
On this day we honor all mothers and we celebrate the essential place they hold in the lives of children. Rona's guests are foster mothers in the Bay Area. Barbara Schwartz-Davis is a foster mother who lives in San Rafael, California. Margaret Thomas has three grown children of her own, and is a great-grandmother of four. She has been a foster mother for 13 years, and lives with her husband in Richmond...
Downloads: 169
[audio]Childhood Matters: Gift Giving - November 30, 2003 - Childhood Matters
Choosing gifts that are meaningful and educational for children during the holidays can be a challenge for parents. Guests: Stephanne Auerbach, known as Dr. Toy, researches and reviews children's products. Susan Marchant, MA, CCLS, is the Manager of Child Life Services and Education at Children's Hospital and Research Center, Oakland.
Downloads: 234
[audio]Childhood Matters and Early Head Start of Oakland - Childhood Matters
Nurse Rona, host of Childhood Matters radio program talks with Early Head Start of Oakland about the services they can offer to children and families.
Keywords: children; families; education; Early Head Start; Childhood Matters
Downloads: 17
[audio]POS: Secondhand Drinking--December 13, 2009 - Childhood Matters
Felsha Zuschlag spoke with Marsha, who shared her story about growing up with an alcoholic mother.
Downloads: 29
[audio]November 22, 2009: Childhood Matters Community Report - Childhood Matters
California ranks 23rd in overall health, according to the latest American Health Rankings report. Associate Producer Lacey Daniell asked Reed Tuckson, MD, Executive Vice President of the United Health Foundation, to let us know what California's strengths and weaknesses are. United Health Foundation:
Downloads: 11
[audio]Childhood Matters: Transracial Adoption - July 04, 2004 - Childhood Matters
Parents who adopt across racial lines face particular challenges and opportunities. Guests Beth Hall, Executive Director of PACT, An Adoption Alliance, and William Rogers, an adoptive dad in a transracial family and a board member for the Our Family Coalition, join Rona in a discussion about the questions, complexities and joys of adoption.
Downloads: 164
[audio]Staying Asleep - Childhood Matters
Parents at Studio Grow in Berkeley talk with our associate producer Lorenzo Plazola, Jr. about their methods on how to put their children bed and how they avoid they sleep deprivation.
Keywords: sleep; babies; toddlers; crying struggle; methods; bath; self soothe; interrupt; deprivation; weening
Downloads: 19
[audio]Childhood Matters: The Spectrum of Autism: Meeting the Challenges to Help Your Child Thrive - May 18, 2003 - Childhood Matters
We discuss the "spectrum" of autism, the importance of intensive early education, current research, and how to find resources and support. Guests: Robert L. Hendren, D.O. Professor of Psychology and Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UC Davis. Louis A. Vismara, MD, physician, parent of four children, and co-founder of the MIND Institute. More information can be found at California Department of Developmental Services.
Downloads: 196
[audio]Childhood Matters POS: Entering College - Childhood Matters
Producer Felsha Zuschlag talks with teens about their excitement and fear transitioning from high school to college. This piece originally appeared on "Survival Tips as Teens Transition to College," June 26, 2011.
Keywords: education; academic; university; college; high school; transition; excitement; fear; dorm life; roommate; teens; teenagers
Downloads: 16
[audio]Acculturation and Adaptation - Childhood Matters
We talked with some parents at Lotus Bloom in Oakland about immigrating to the US and raising their children with their ethnic identity.
Keywords: cutlure; acculturation; adapting; tradition; language; experience; immigrant; coping
Downloads: 22
[audio]Childhood Matters POS: Best Of... - Childhood Matters
In this segment we present a montage of all the wonderful people we've reached over the years. This first aired on a show celebrating our ninth birthday.
Keywords: best; calls; appreciation; thanks
Downloads: 15
[audio]Outdoor Activities with the Family - Childhood Matters
Associate Producer Lorenzo Plazola, Jr. chats with some people about their family outings growing up.
Keywords: vacation; summer; outdoors; family; hiking; bbq; camping; park
Downloads: 17
[audio]Dealing with Tantrums - Childhood Matters
Associate Producer Lorenzo Plazola, Jr. is at Lotus Bloom in Oakland chatting with some mothers about how they discipline their children.
Keywords: discipline; patience; behavior; tantrums; communication; time out
Downloads: 8
[audio]POS: Passing on Traditions and Values--November 22, 2009 - Childhood Matters
Assistant Producer spoke with young adults who reflected on the ways their parents taught them values and instilled traditions when they were younger.
Downloads: 15
[audio]Being Male - Childhood Matters
Associate Producer Lorenzo Plazola, Jr. chats with a couple of guys about growing up as a boy and about society rules for males.
Keywords: health; men; awareness; boys; tough; risk; society; rules; stereotypes
Downloads: 52
[audio]Childhood Matters: Teenagers and Drugs - June 06, 2004 - Childhood Matters
Why do teenagers use drugs and what can their parents do about it? Guests: Dr. Alex Stalcup, MD, Director of the New Leaf Treatment Center in Lafayette. Meredith Maran, author and journalist, and mother of two sons. Find resources at her web site.
Downloads: 303
[audio]Childhood Matters: Growing Children in a Fast Food Nation - July 20, 2003 - Childhood Matters
A nutritious and balanced diet is important for the healthy growth and development of young children. Guests: Gail Woodward-Lopez, MPH, RD, currently Associate Director of the Center for Weight and Health at UC Berkeley. Norma Molina, RD, Public Health Nutritionist for the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.
Downloads: 213
[audio]Childhood Matters: Summertime Safety Tips - July 06, 2003 - Childhood Matters
Safety is a concern in the water, riding bikes, and everywhere your children play. Guests: Nancy Baer, Manager of Injury Prevention Programs, Contra Costa Health Services. Joseph Browne, MD, MPH, a Pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center.
Downloads: 194
[audio]Childhood Matters: Do You Have Concerns About Your Baby? - March 16, 2003 - Childhood Matters
Children develop differently and sometimes parents have concerns about the physical or cognitive development of their child. Guests: Ms. Kate Warren, Executive Director of Family Resource Network of Alameda County. James Ricks facilitates a support group for parents with kids with special needs.
Downloads: 171
[audio]Childhood Matters: Middle Ground Parenting — October 17, 2010 - Childhood Matters
What's your parenting style? Do you feel like a pushover, or have you been accused of being too strict? Some parents over-indulge their kids while others let them fend for themselves. What do you think children need? Join Nurse Rona and guest to discuss parenting styles and to explore the idea of middle ground parenting. — Karen Friedland-Brown, MA, is a child development specialist and director of Parents Place in Palo Alto and San Mateo...
Downloads: 1
[audio]Childhood Matters: California Budget Cuts Will Hit Child Care - June 01, 2003 - Childhood Matters
The impact of the California budget cuts, and how you can handle the problems that will arise for your family. Guests: Patty Siegel, Executive Director of the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network. Rebecca Gonzales, Outreach Coordinator for the California Budget Project.
Downloads: 157
[audio]Childhood Matters: Balancing Work and Family - October 03, 2004 - Childhood Matters
How do you juggle your financial needs and still be available for your family? Rona and her guests learning coach and entrepreneur Claudia L'Amoreaux and Nicola Dones, program associate with the Labor Project for Working Families, discuss the rights of working parents as well as creative ways to earn money and stay connected with your kids.
Downloads: 159
[audio]Nurse Rona's Community Forum: June 28, 2009 - Childhood Matters
Traveling with an Infant this Summer? • Shelly Rivoli, author of Travels With Baby, offers advice on how to make plane rides and car trips fun for the whole family. - Beach Safety: How's the Water? Assistant Producer Anthony Georgetti interviews James Alamillo of Heal The Bay on checking for water safety at local beaches. To see the report card for a beach near you, click here: - Eating Healthy - on a Budget: • Denise Jardine, Ce...
Downloads: 24
[audio]March 15, 2009: Nurse Rona's Community Forum - Childhood Matters
Nurse Rona's Community Forum airs Sundays from 6 to 6:30 AM on 98.1 KISS-FM. Take Five for First 5 with Laura Buzo, Community Engagement and Outreach Manager at First 5 Santa Clara, on free resource centers. - Hope During the Economic Crisis: • Emily Harpster, Program Officer at United Way of the Bay Area, on the Road to Recovery Program. - Help for Children Coping with the Loss of a Loved One: • Sue Hobart, Children's Bereavement Program Coordinat...
Downloads: 41
[audio]Childhood Matters: Advocating for the Special Needs Child - September 12, 2004 - Childhood Matters
You are your child's best advocate - particularly if your child has learning difficulties or developmental challenges. Rona and her guests Wendy Byrnes, Parent Advocate with the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) and Laurel Fichman, Early Intervention Specialist and Program Director of Matrix Parents Network and Resource Center of Marin discuss the rights, responsibilities and resources available for parents of children with special needs.
Downloads: 318
[audio]Nikki Lang: Perseverance and Awareness - Childhood Matters
Producer Felsha Zuschlag talks with singer/songwriter Nikki Lang about growing with diabetes and how she and her family work to raise awareness on the issue. This segment originally appeared on the July 17, 2011 episode of Childhood Matters titled "Diabetes Prevention and Education."
Keywords: Nikki Lang; activism; diabetes; awareness; American Diabetes Association
Downloads: 97
[audio]Childhood Matters: Everyday Rituals and Traditions - November 16, 2003 - Childhood Matters
Parents can make every day special by creating simple rituals around even the smallest daily event. Guests, Meg Cox is an author and journalist. Her latest book is the Book of New Family Traditions. Keith Burrell is a Marriage and Family Therapist working with children and families with Bay Area Community Resources (BACR).
Downloads: 166
[audio]Childhood Matters: Pediatricians Talk About a Wide Range of Issues - January 05, 2003 - Childhood Matters
Pediatricians know about many things that are important to parents-from temperament to bedwetting-that are more than medical topics. Your child may be active and persistent, or shy and quiet. Each different child presents a different set of challenges for a parent. Guests: Peter Levine, MD
Downloads: 189
[audio]POS: Helping Teens With Homework Headaches--February 28, 2010 - Childhood Matters
Assistant producer Felsha Zuschlag edited this piece between a father and daughter who discuss her homework load, attending a private college-preparatory school in San Francisco.
Downloads: 15
[audio]Community Value of First 5 - Childhood Matters
We interview parent at the West County First 5 Center in San Pablo, CA, about the services and support they recieve from First 5. —Lorenzo Plazola, Jr.
Downloads: 19
[audio]Childhood Matters: Setting Limits and Sticking to Them - November 14, 2004 - Childhood Matters
Children are forever pushing boundaries -- and their parents' "hot" buttons. Rona and guests Patty Wipfler of the Parents Leadership Institute and Stan Seiderman, director of the Fairfax-San Anselmo Children's Center, describe effective ways to set limits with love.
Downloads: 240
[audio]Childhood Matters: Spats: Regaining Friendly Relations - February 02, 2003 - Childhood Matters
Every couple argue, a lot or a little, fairly or unfairly, and they manage to regain friendly relations. We all want to regain friendly relations as quickly as possible and at least as often as we fight. Guests: Mick Renner, PhD, Rachel Biale
Downloads: 218
[audio]The Food Bank - Childhood Matters
Lorenzo Plazola, Jr., our associate producer, chatted with a client/volunteer of the Alameda County Food Bank in the Tri-City area about the services and importance to the community.
Keywords: giving; helping; avarice; community; materialism; presents; holidays; gratitude; perspective; food; volunteer
Downloads: 19
[audio]Childhood Matters: Mothers-To-Be - December 13, 2008 - Childhood Matters
Anthony Georgetti, Assistant Producer of Childhood Mattesr, interviews mothers and mothers-to-be about pregnancy. This segment was included in the December 13, 2008 show titled "The Joy of Pregnancy."
Downloads: 50
[audio]Childhood Matters POS: Holiday Stress - Childhood Matters
Senior Producer Felsha Zuschlag talks to parents at Lake Merritt in Oakland about managing stress during the holidays. This segment originally aired on the November 20, 2011 episode of Childhood Matters titled "Reducing Stress, Yelling Less."
Keywords: stress; yelling; mindfulness; meditating; holidays; tense; calm; emotions; control; anxious; patience; love; irritability; adaptation
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[audio]Little David Knows How to Eat - Childhood Matters
Our associate producer Lorenzo Plazola, Jr. talks with 6-year-old David from Boulder, CO, via phone about how he makes healthy food choices and what parents can do to help lessen the amount of junk food their kids consume.
Keywords: vegetables; horticulture; fruits; candy; gardening; farmer's markets
Downloads: 1,768
[audio]POS: Sibling Harmony--December 6, 2009 - Childhood Matters
Assistant Producer Felsha Zuschlag spoke with individuals who shared their stories about growing up with siblings.
Downloads: 13
[audio]Childhood Matters: The Sleep Show - July 25, 2004 - Childhood Matters
Tune in as Rona and her guests discuss sleep patterns and helpful strategies for getting little ones to sleep. Guests: Jane Anderson, clinical professor and Acting Chief of Pediatrics at the UCSF/Mount Zion Medical Center in San Francisco; T. Berry Brazelton, creator of the best-selling Touchpoints books, video and outreach program and the author of Sleep: The Brazelton Way.
Downloads: 272
[audio]Childhood Matters: Honoring Fathers on Father's Day - June 20, 2004 - Childhood Matters
When a child has a loving connection with his or her father, that child's life is enriched forever. Guest: Will Glennon is the author of several books including The Collected Wisdom of Fathers: Creating Loving Bonds that Last a Lifetime.
Downloads: 1,103
[audio]Childhood Matters: Understanding Multi-Ethnic Families - January 23, 2005 - Childhood Matters
Declaring a racial identity may be easy for most of us, but not for the increasing numbers of biracial and transracial children. Rona and guests Tarah Fleming, the Diversity Specialist at Berkeley's Childcare Health Program, and Joemy Ito-Gates, founder of the Fusion Program for Mixed Heritage Youth, discuss the unique issues facing multi-ethnic families.
Downloads: 736
[audio]Incarceration Within the Family, Part 2 — March 20, 2011 - Childhood Matters
Youth at Project WHAT tell us about the effect of having a loved one imcarcerated, in two parts. Lorenzo Plazola, Jr.
Downloads: 119
[audio]Childhood Matters: What it Takes to Be a Foster Parent - March 28, 2004 - Childhood Matters
Becoming a foster parent is one of the greatest gifts you can provide to another human being. Guests: Rebecca Perez-Ochoa, Social Worker with the Santa Clara Department of Family & Children Services. Kathryn Cleberg, RN, Vice President of Foster Family Network, the local Contra Costa County branch of the state foster parent association.
Downloads: 111
[audio]Childhood Matters: Eating Well and Healthfully - September 19, 2004 - Childhood Matters
Are you concerned about your child's weight and health? Rona and her guests, Mollie Katzen, author of the bestselling Moosewood Cookbook as well as two cookbooks for children, Pretend Soup and Honest Pretzels, and Dr. Daniel Delgado, coordinator of the Lifestyle Modification Clinic at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, discuss ways to help both parents and kids eat more nutritiously.
Downloads: 328
[audio]Childhood Matters: Toxins and Children's Health - January 25, 2004 - Childhood Matters
Children are more susceptible than adults to environmental health hazards. What puts children at risk? Guests: Gina Solomon, MD is a Senior Scientist in the Health and Environment Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Associate Director of the UCSF Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit. Susan JunFish, MPH, founder of Parents for a Safer Environment, a grass-roots organization dedicated to educating the community on environmental hazards in childcare facilities and ...
Downloads: 162
[audio]Childhood Matters: Behavioral Issues: Open Forum: What's on Your Mind? - January 04, 2004 - Childhood Matters
Childhood Matters works hard to make each show a meaningful and relevant learning experience for listeners. This show asks for listener suggestions and feedback. Guests: Hillary Flynn, MSW, producer for Childhood Matters. Jairo Guiza, social services consultant and parent advocate.
Downloads: 171
[audio]Community Report: Soda Free Summer — June 6, 2010 - Childhood Matters
The average American consumes fifty gallons of soda and sugar-sweetened beverages annually. Associate Producer Lacey Daniell spoke with Jo Seavey-Hultquist, a Health Program Officer with First Five Santa Clara County(, about the Soda Free Summer Campaign ( For more information: Enter a drawing to win prizes and track your "soda free days" at (
Downloads: 22
[audio]Childhood Matters: Children of Privilege - October 29, 2006 - Childhood Matters
Some people believe that children who are raised with too much pressure and material advantage are America's new at-risk youth. Rona and guests, Madeline Levine, PhD, author of The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Deeply Unhappy Kids, and Elaine Heffner, EdD, Senior Lecturer in the Early Childhood Development Department at Cornell University Weill Medical College, will discuss how a generation of affluent children are ...
Downloads: 242
[audio]Parents Connected with School - Childhood Matters
Associate Producer Lorenzo Plazola, Jr. chats with a couple of parents about how they encourage their children with their schoolwork and how get involved with their schools.
Keywords: education; encourage; school; teacher; relevant; homework
Downloads: 17
[audio]Childhood Matters: Disciplining Our Children With Respect - May 22, 2005 - Childhood Matters
Summer is almost upon us. How can you keep your children safe in the car, swimming, camping, playing or even hanging around your own house? Guests: Mark Altman of The Childproofer, Family Nurse Practitioner Anne Piotrowski-Altman, and Dr. Jim Carpenter of the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
Downloads: 239
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